Joe Parkin Daniels
The government is claiming the largest drug bust in Colombia's history — 8.8 tons of cocaine — within a major offensive against the Urabeños, the country's biggest trafficking group.
Colombia peace process has accelerated the hunt for the remains of the estimated 45,000 who disappeared in its half-century-long conflict.
The massive leak of documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has sparked an outpouring of nationalistic hubris.
The secretary of state’s meeting with leaders of the FARC rebel group in Havana added to the sense that a peace accord ending 50 years of civil war in Colombia is close, and not all Colombians are happy about that.
Captain Ányelo Palacios claims he was one of roughly 300 police cadets coerced into the sex network. He is a key witness in the scandal that has led to the resignation of the country's deputy interior minister and the director of the national police.
The probe is centered on people who went missing in the notorious La Modelo prison. Many have long suspected their deaths were ordered by jailed paramilitary leaders and their bodies stuffed in drains that have never been properly inspected.
The country’s second largest rebel group also decreed a 72-hour prohibition of commercial activity in areas it controls. The show of force comes as Colombia’s largest guerrilla force, the FARC, prepares to sign peace with the government.
The announcement represents another major step towards ending the hemisphere's longest conflict, with a final peace accord expected to be signed at some point this year.
The South American country suffers from an unusually high number of such attacks, with about 100 reported every year.
The move puts Colombia at the forefront of a wave of moves to decriminalize marijuana use, and in some cases production, that is gaining momentum in Latin America.
The Government and the FARC have signed an agreement on how to recognize and compensate the victims of the country's long armed conflict, and with it moved their three-year peace negotiations into what looks like its final stages.
The Colombian government has asked for the extradition of Héctor Arboleda, who was arrested in Madrid on Saturday, to face charges associated with long-standing allegations that the FARC rebel group requires pregnant female guerrillas to have abortions.